Clattenburg: Mitrovic was offside but Liverpool’s goal was still ‘illegal’

first_img Salah fired Liverpool closer to another three points RANKED REVEALED BEST OF shining It was the tightest of decisions against Fulham 3 huge blow REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Liverpool’s opening goal in their defeat of Fulham was ‘illegal’, according to former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg.Mohamed Salah netted the first in a 2-0 win over the last-placed club in controversial circumstances, finishing past Sergio Rico just 14 seconds after Fulham had a goal disallowed. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REPLY “In situations when a tight offside has been given and a team is celebrating, usually the referee will delay the match to make sure all players are ready for the retake.“On this occasion, Tierney didn’t and Liverpool capitalised.”Xherdan Shaqiri added a second for Liverpool in the second half to secure three points that sent them to the top of the Premier League table. However, the Reds were knocked back down to second later in the day when Manchester City defeated their local rivals United in the Manchester derby. “When Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson takes the free-kick,” Clattenburg continues, “the ball is moving and therefore it is illegal.“A retake should have been given by referee Paul Tierney. Instead, play was allowed to carry on and Fulham were punished.“After his header, Mitrovic started his celebration too. Aleksandar Mitrovic, the forward, thought he had fired the visitors in front after heading Tom Cairney’s delivery past Alisson, but he was adjudged to have been in an offside position when the ball was played into the area.Alisson quickly restarted play with nearly the entire Fulham team out of position, and just moments later Salah had sent a neat finish into the back of their net.On review it was hard to tell if Mitrovic was offside or not, given television footage appeared to show he was, at worst, in line with Andy Robertson, the deepest of Liverpool’s defenders. Latest Football News However, former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg insists Mitrovic was in an offside position.In the Daily Mail, Clattenburg says: “A part of the body that can score a goal only needs to be in an offside position and in this case, Aleksandar Mitrovic is marginally off.“His side and shoulder are behind the last defender, so that was the right call from the assistant.”Nonetheless, Salah’s goal SHOULD have been ruled out, as Liverpool broke the rules in the build-up to his finish. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Alisson broke the laws of the game as he started the move which led to Salah’s goal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Getty 3 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img

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